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A child support order is established based on both parents` ability to pay support and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. The FSD or local child support agency and the court will follow the child support guidelines established by state law in Family Code Section 4055. This state law provides a standard formula for determining child support, although the court may change the amount under specific circumstances.
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